ZEN IN THE ART OF PUPPETRY:
Drawing on his strong background in classical music and Martial arts, Bernd sees in the puppet the potential of a “Stradivarius”, and approaches the manipulation of his Instrument like a samurai handles his sword.
Where does the energy to perform come from, how and where is it directed through the puppet, and how does it transfer to the audience? These are the guiding questions in this in-depth exploration of the Art and Philosophy of Puppetry.
Intended for the more advanced students of the field
Length: approx. 60 -90 minutes Age: 16 years and older
STYLES, TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS
Welcome to the world of puppetry. In theaters schools, hospitals fairs, television and films- wherever you look- puppetry is celebrating an amazing Renaissance.Why?
Puppetry offers a diverse tradition of performance, visual, folk, musical and literary arts. Storytellers, teachers, therapists and artists of all trades and cultures are re-discovering the educational, inspirational values of puppetry, leading on excursions into lands of beauty, magic and creativity.
This unique program is a combination of demonstration, performance and hands-on puppetry. Participants explore the qualities, possibilities and effects of various materials, puppets and performing styles, and learn how to integrate them into their own storytelling, teaching, performing. This inspirational event is packed with information and fun, and can be tailored to suit any audience
Length: 1-2 hours Age: 15 years and older